Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Some thoughts on health care

. It is true that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

If you do not reassess the cost structure it will go out of control in few years doubling in every 7 or so years .

It would be better if we have different levels of specialists with different expertise and pay scales.A physician for general ailments, more complex ailments and surgeries and other specialties.According to needs and regular cost analysis rates for the different services should be set by the method of supply and demand.

Why it is that the only time i have seen cost of any medical supplies or services lowered was when Wall Mart and Target decided to sell 500 drugs at four dollars for a months prescription. This they did to offset the criticism of the largest company in America(Wall Mart) not providing health care to its employees.Why i can not get same price from my health plan.This alone reduced the price of these drugs by eighty percent.Pharmacies have already started using techs at one eighth the cost of pharmacists without passing on the savings.Why doctors can not use some of the same techniques to serve their patients.

When some drug consortium will come with 20 dollar for another 500 drugs monthly prescription .Will my prescription plan be forced to match these prices.

Prices for all new procedures should be set after five years of use and reviewed every two years.The highest wages in non profit sector should be set no higher than the salary of the president of the united states.

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